January 2016

Something new in Arenal!

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Cultour

This tour combines the beauty of nature and a friendly visit to the community, the visitors will discover the culture, traditions and daily rural life in a small countryside town. Visitors will be welcomed at the terrace of La Casona Río Fortuna, a place full with history, culture and traditions. After a short walk, they reach the sugar cane mill to learn how sugar cane was processed more than one hundred years ago. They will prepare coffee and have fresh made tortillas with homemade sour cream and cheese. Those who will like to participate in the preparation are more than welcome!

After that everyone will get into a tractor-pulled wagon to continue this journey through different plantations and the warm greeting of the villagers. The drive leads to the local school. This is a unique opportunity to compare and contrast the education system in Costa Rica to other education systems. This visit consists of a guided tour of the school, led by the director, a teacher, and/or students, a presentation, and a question and answer session. Guests will be received by the students with traditional dances and music. During the day, they will also visit a local farm where they will learn about organic farming.

It includes: Lunch and traditional tortilla class with coffee break and visit to the local primary school

What to bring? Light clothes, hiking shoes, sunscreen lotion, insect repellent, camera and binoculars.

Duration: 4 hours

Important note: The visit to the Primary School is available from Monday through Friday, during regular school hours.

   

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Peru Update

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First and foremost everyone at America’s would like to wish all our lovely readers a Happy New Year, we all wish you the very best!

We’re kicking 2016 off with a quick recap on some of tours and services offered by our Peru partners Lima Tours’ Peru package.

In case you missed it, Lima Tours’ use iPads for all airport pick-ups. These iPads are all about making your customers time as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. We’ve all have been in that situation at an airport where you’re looking for your transport but, simply can’t see the correct person or you just can’t read what their unrecognizable handwriting is saying. Well thankfully Lima Tours’ have eradicated that problem for quite some time now. Not will your customers being able read their name clearly, they will be able to clearly see that the person holding the iPad is a proud representative of Lima Tours’.

 

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Another unmissable feature of Lima Tours’ tour offerings is the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world! The below pictures of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu are simply breathtaking.

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We love the look of this new lodge on the shores of Lake Titicaca – also offered by Lima Tours. Your clients can sit back and relax in their very own Amantica Lodge…

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